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Jose Mata grinds a steel pipe at the Borusan Mannesmann plant in Baytown, Texas, Monday, April 23, 2018. President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home. Without a waiver, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe may face tariffs of $25 million to $30 million annually if it imports steel tubing and casing from its parent company in Turkey, according to information the company provided to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Loren Elliott)
April 24, 2018 - 12:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, automated welding takes place as sections of the replacement Enbridge Energy Line 3 crude oil pipeline are joined together in Superior, Wis. An administrative law judge is due to recommend whether Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The proposal has drawn strong opposition because the line would carry Canadian tar sands crude across environmentally sensitive areas in the Mississippi River headwaters region where American Indians harvest wild rice and hold treaty rights. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 23, 2018 - 8:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company's preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday. The proposal has drawn strong opposition...
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April 23, 2018 - 11:17 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan's civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a new report says. At least 50 medical institutions were attacked in 2016 and 2017, says the report released Monday by the New York-based Watchlist...
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Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Welder is demonstrated during a press tour to the major Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser shape measurement to determine the contours of a groove, or channel, on a steel column to be welded. Shimizu showed several robots that can weld and bolt, being developed for construction sites for safety for workers. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 23, 2018 - 6:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns. Major Japanese construction company...
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Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Welder is demonstrated during a press tour to the major Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser shape measurement to determine the contours of a groove, or channel, on a steel column to be welded. Shimizu showed several robots that can weld and bolt, being developed for construction sites for safety for workers. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 23, 2018 - 6:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns. Major Japanese construction company...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, Chinese women look out of a window of a crowded bus traveling from the outskirts of the capital city during the morning rush hour, in Beijing. Human Rights Watch released the report on Monday, April 23, 2018, gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 23, 2018 - 6:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese...
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A worker of GM Korea talks on the mobile phone at GM Korea's factory in Bupyeong, South Korea, Monday, April 23, 2018. General Motors says it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union to a set of measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to existing GM Korea factories. (Lim Tae-hoon/Newsis via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 5:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — General Motors said Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union on measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to GM Korea factories. The agreement between GM and its union steers the American carmaker away from filing for...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, Chinese women look out of a window of a crowded bus traveling from the outskirts of the capital city during the morning rush hour, in Beijing. Human Rights Watch released the report on Monday, April 23, 2018, gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 23, 2018 - 5:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese...
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A worker of GM Korea talks on the mobile phone at GM Korea's factory in Bupyeong, South Korea, Monday, April 23, 2018. General Motors says it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union to a set of measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to existing GM Korea factories. (Lim Tae-hoon/Newsis via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 4:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — General Motors said Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union on measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to GM Korea factories. The agreement between GM and its union steers the American carmaker away from filing for...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2015 file photo, former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, center, is surrounded by reporters as she leaves the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air Lines said Monday, April 23, 2018, that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women's behavior and the family's smuggling allegations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
April 23, 2018 - 4:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Korean Air Lines said Monday that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women's behavior and allegations that the family engaged in smuggling. An official at the Korea Customs Service, meanwhile,...
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